Nightingale Lodge, named after the much-loved local icon Florence Nightingale, is located in the popular market town of Romsey.  With local bus stops in reach, there is easy access to the town’s markets, restaurants, cafes and shops. Close by there is a local doctors' surgery, pharmacy and if needed the local hospital. These newly developed homes with extra care are for people who already have care and support needs and wish to be supported in their own home.

Spacious living for over 55s

Nightingale Lodge includes 54 new homes available for affordable rent through Hampshire Home Choice or to buy through Shared Ownership, if you and anyone that lives with you is over 55. Designed, with extra care available to all, to build a friendly, supportive and safe community for people who want to live independently with the support they need.

Our apartments are fully accessible, with lifts to all floors, and are centred around beautiful communal gardens. Each apartment will have its own private balcony or outside terrace to enjoy the sunnier days and take in the fresh air.

What is extra care?

Extra care enables customers to live independently in their own contemporary apartment with the reassurance of optional on-site care and support facilities available. Independent living for longer – extra care accommodation and support designed specifically to help you remain in your home.

Safe and secure, your own front door, with all the help you need.

Office closure: Our offices are currently closed and viewings are by appointment only. For any sales or rental enquiries please call the phone numbers below to speak to our team.

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Nightingale Lodge Plot 1
Great Well Drive
Romsey
Hampshire
SO51 7QN

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Find out more: Contact our Sales Enquiry Number: 01772 666 134.

Apply for rental: Email extracare@hants.gov.uk or contact Test Valley Borough Council: 01264 368 000.

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What's included at Nightingale Lodge?

  • Independent and secure living for customers with care needs.
  • 24-hour on-site care team available providing customers with planned care and support 24/7 with the reassurance of staff being around in case of emergencies.
  • Restaurant dining offering ‘pay as you dine’ balanced and nutritious meals and light options to customers as well as drinks.
  • A great community you will have full access to our impressive communal areas for you to enjoy with others including lounges and gardens. This includes a main lounge, a quiet lounge and a hobby/ reminiscence room.
  • Wellness suite for healthy and positive living.
  • Guest Suite for family and friends to stay or for prospective customers who may wish to try the service before they decide to move in.
  • On-site salon open to our customers and the local community. Hairdressers, barbers and nail/beauty technicians will be given the opportunity to use this beautiful space.
  • Convenient location with access to a wide range of facilities, activities and amenities within the local area.
  • Onsite parking for you and your visitors.
  • Peace of mind as each flat is equipped with its own alarm system*.

*Weekly Peace of Mind charge payable to HCC.

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Our Nightingale Lodge Homes to buy

Our 2-bedroom apartments are available to buy from £81,250 for a minimum 25% share. They include fully fitted integrated appliances and private outdoor space.

Shared Ownership gives you a great opportunity to purchase a share in a property that is suitable for your needs. To find out more, contact our Sales Enquiry Number: 01772 666 134 or take a look at our fantastic Home of the Month, The Embley.

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Home of the Month: The Embley

You'll love our apartments packed with stylish features

Your home at Nightingale Lodge is contemporary in look and feel, with every feature designed to suit your lifestyle.

  • Bright and light throughout – neutral carpets and paint finish.
  • Accessible 'open plan feel' making it easy to get around and remove barriers to your movement.
  • Gas central heating and radiators.
  • Contemporary kitchen bringing a timeless look to your apartment.
  • A stylish bathroom with walk-in shower and modern rain head shower.
  • Spacious bedroom(s) making it the perfect space for you to get a good night’s sleep.
  • White panelled doors with the chrome door furniture.

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Our Nightingale Lodge Homes to rent

You may be able to rent your home at Nightingale Lodge if you have a housing need and a connection to the Test Valley area or are currently living in rented accommodation in this area and receiving help with personal care (for example washing or dressing).

Please complete the form below and we will help you to understand if Nightingale Lodge could be right for you.

Or if you think you may be eligible and would like to make an application, please email extracare@hants.gov.uk or contact Test Valley Borough Council on 01264 368 000.

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Office closure: Our offices are currently closed and viewings are by appointment only. For any sales or rental enquiries please call the phone numbers below to speak to our team.

Find out more

Nightingale Lodge Plot 1
Great Well Drive
Romsey
Hampshire
SO51 7QN

View the location

Find out more: Contact our Sales Enquiry Number: 01772 666 134.

Apply for rental: Email extracare@hants.gov.uk or contact Test Valley Borough Council: 01264 368 000.

About Shared Ownership

Shared Ownership can help you into homeownership whilst allowing you to spend money on the things you love doing.   

It allows you to purchase a share of your home, usually between 25% and 75%, with you paying rent on the remaining share. Reasonable monthly rental prices open up money for you to enjoy in your leisure.   

Here are a few examples of how Shared Ownership works: 

25% Shared Ownership

  • The price of your new home is £325,000 
  • You purchase a 25% share of the property, in this case, it is £81,250
  • You will pay rent on the remaining 75% share of the property
  • The rental price varies, but in this example, it is 2.5%
  • Therefore, your monthly rent is £559
  • Additionally, there is a service charge and Peace of Mind charge to pay*

75% Shared Ownership

  • The price of your new home is £325,000 
  • You purchase a 75% share of the property, in this case, it is £243,750 
  • You will pay no rent on the remaining 25% share of the property as the maximum rentable share of this property is 75%
  • Therefore, there is no monthly rent to pay on the remaining share
  • Additionally, there is a service charge and Peace of Mind charge to pay*

*Prices are subject to variance and RICS valuation

As you are buying only a share of the property, the deposit you need will be smaller than if you were buying it outright, meaning you will have more money to spend on yourself and your loved ones.    

 If you wish to, in the future you can buy further shares in your home, allowing you to be the sole owner. This process is known as staircasing.

Anyone with an annual income, alone or joint with a partner, of less than £80,000 per year is eligible (£90,000 inside of London). It is considered a need-based purchase, meaning the buyer cannot afford to purchase under normal circumstances.

Therefore, if your annual income exceeds £80,000 per year or if you are capable of buying a property on the open market, then unfortunately you aren’t eligible for Shared Ownership.

  • You are a first-time buyer  
  • You are selling your current home but cannot afford to buy your next property on the open market  
  • You currently own a Shared Ownership home and are moving to another Shared Ownership property 
  • You have permission to buy from the local Help to Buy Agent 
  • You can afford the mortgage (if you need one), rent and service charge 

We require all Shared Ownership applicants to undergo a financial assessment with one of our Financial Advisers to assess affordability and eligibility. If you are eligible, we will complete an affordability calculator, which takes into account your affordability and all current and future needs. This will be done by our team of experts, so you don’t have to worry.  

You will need to acquire permission from the local Help to Buy Agent, so there will be a little bit of form filling – but don’t worry, we will guide you all the way! Once the Help to Buy Agent has assessed your case, hopefully, you will get your unique reference number and the green light to proceed. We can then arrange a reservation meeting where you can reserve your new home.

We advise you to use one of our recommended solicitors who have expertise in the Shared Ownership process.  

Rest assured we will guide you through this process from start to finish, ensuring it is a seamless, pain-free experience.

Should your affordability improve over time, you can buy more shares in your property - meaning you will pay a reduced rate of rent on the remaining, unsold share of the property. 

For example, if you begin by buying 25% of your home and rent the other 75%, purchasing another 25% share would mean you now own 50%. You will now only pay rent on the remaining 50%, which will be significantly lower than before. 

The maximum rentable share of your property is 75%. If you own that amount, you will not need to pay any rent on your property, freeing up money for you to spend elsewhere. 

Staircasing can be done in stages or all at once, so you don’t have to commit to anything before you are ready.

A service charge is an additional payment that covers the cost of maintaining communal areas and services outside your property. 

For example, in a property with a communal garden available to all, a service charge will cover the cost of a gardener and the maintenance of pathways. Similarly, the charge would apply to the repairs of shared facilities such as entry-doors and lifts, where applicable.  

In short, the service charge means you can remain worry-free about the maintenance of communal areas in your property. You can be rest assured that issues with shared facilities will be fixed and the cost shared amongst those who benefit from them.  

This doesn’t mean that you aren’t allowed to spend your time gardening if you want to.

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